The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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The myth of Baal as a dying - and - rising god suggests an interpretation of the
change of seasons : Baal dies , as ... When the reborn Bagadjimbiri brothers
eventually decided that they should leave the world , they dropped down and
Ixtab took the souls of those who died by hanging to eternal rest beneath the
world - tree Yaxche . There she also gathered the souls of fallen warriors ,
sacrificial victims , priests and women who died in childbirth . ከመ ሠ ወርዱለ
Rakush , scenting the trap , tried to pull up , but Rustem spurred him onward and
both rider and horse died of the wounds they received . The hero managed to kill
the king with an arrow before he died . Ragnarok In Germanic mythology , the ...
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review